As part of the work of the association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics (EREA), of which Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation is a member, the first part of the “EREA Vision Study – Future Aviation in 2050” was published. The author of the study is Ligeia Paletti, an expert at the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR. The document is based on the current social and aviation context and presents four alternative scenarios for the development of aviation in 2050.

The report is available for download on the EREA website:

The “EREA Vision Study – The Future of Aviation in 2050” is the update of the previously released “EREA vision for the future – Towards the future generation of Air Transport System” published in 2010. This new study, describing EREA’s own vision, has as objectives:

  • to share EREA’s vision with external stakeholders to help enhance cooperation,
  • to form the basis for EREA to support policy makers at national and European level,
  • to motivate EREA and its members to work together to common and ambitious goals, and
  •  to engage with the general public, particularly on societal needs and sustainability for the aviation sector.

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